Saudi ministry delivers justice in English

The Saudi Ministry of Justice will publish judicial news, reports and coverage in English as part of a plan to “spread justice culture domestically and globally.” (Photo: Supplied)
Updated 26 July 2018
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Saudi ministry delivers justice in English

  • As part of a project launched by Saudi justice minister Waleed Al-Samaani, ministry reports will be sent to media outlets inside and outside the Kingdom as well as digital and social media platforms.
  • The project is the latest in the ministry’s efforts to highlight judicial developments, and “spread justice culture” as part of the National Transformational Program (NTP) 2020.

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Justice will publish judicial news, reports and coverage in English as part of a plan to “spread justice culture domestically and globally.”
As part of a project launched by Saudi justice minister Waleed Al-Samaani, ministry reports will be sent to media outlets inside and outside the Kingdom as well as digital and social media platforms.
The project is the latest in the ministry’s efforts to highlight judicial developments, and “spread justice culture” as part of the National Transformational Program (NTP) 2020.
It also announced the launch of a Twitter account in English (@MojKsa_EN) to raise awareness of the judicial and legal system in Saudi Arabia, familiarizing an English-speaking audience with their rights and duties.
“This project is part of a bigger plan by the ministry to expand on social platforms and open dialogue with English speakers inside and outside Saudi Arabia,” said Majid Al-Khamis, the head of media and corporate communication inside the ministry.
“We want to establish an interactive platform on digital and social media to help English speakers better understand the justice system within the Kingdom and know more about the services and procedures for those who want to benefit from legal services,” Al-Khamis said.
The project will help the public to benefit from judicial services offered through the ministry’s portal and social media platforms.
Videos and graphics will be used to highlight messages focusing on commercial courts and investors’ rights to ensure foreign investors are aware of the regulations. The legal rights of families, children, women and the labor community will also be featured.


Saudi Arabia’s nuclear program ‘fundamental to Kingdom’s energy sector’

Updated 18 September 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s nuclear program ‘fundamental to Kingdom’s energy sector’

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s atomic energy program is fundamental for developing a sustainable energy sector, a senior minister told the International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday.
The Kingdom plans to start building its first two nuclear power reactors this year and as many as 16 over the next 25 years at a cost of more than $80 billion. The plan is to provide 15 percent of Saudi Arabia’s power from nuclear by 2032.
Speaking at the IAEA’s annual conference in Vienna, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said the atomic reactor projects were were part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to diversify its energy sources to nuclear and renewables.
The program “abides by all international treaties and conventions and best practices, adhering to the highest standards of safety, security and transparency,” Al Falih said.
The minister said Saudi Arabia was committed to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which calls for nuclear disarmament and stresses the commitment of nuclear power states to share their peaceful technologies with abiding member states.
He also said the Kingdom had called for cooperation with the international community to make the Middle East a nuclear weapons free area.
The US has started to reintroduce heavy sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, after Donald Trump pulled out of a deal with the country earlier this year to curb its atomic ambitions.
Al-Falih called on the international community to take a more stringent stance against all threats to regional and international security, particularly Iran, given its “alarming efforts to build its nuclear capabilities, in tandem with its increasing acts of sabotage and aggression against other states in the region.”